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Armsby Abbey

144 North Main Street, Worcester, MA
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Ranked #24 of 508 Restaurants in Worcester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
grover beach
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The beers are amazing and the variety is too. But the food was the real star here. 3 of us shared 3 different 'slates.' house made pickles, local cheese and a charcuterie slate. I had never had head cheese, and am now a convert. My husband had fish and chips and said that it was great. Staff was knowledgeable and... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Visited on 10/1/14 for lunch, the server/bar tender was top notch in his handling of the place on his own. Had the Farmstead cheese, only place in Worcester that I have seen this offered -really made lunch something different. also had the pork rinds, also good and not something you find on the menu in other places. Had the BBC... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you want a top notch beer selection, this is your place. In regards to atmosphere, it's small and loud. The waitstaff will yell at you for standing on the opposite side of a table, and if you ask to have an item with no meat, let's say you are a vegetarian and want no bacon, you will be told... More

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massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

As you can see from a previous review of the Armsby Abbey I truly like this place. It is rare to find a local spot that hits on all notes... and this certainly has been one of them in all of my prior visits. I visited this past Sunday Night and have to report that from the minute we walked... More

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Terrific beer selection complimented by a light menu that takes advantage of the current farm-to-table trend. Beers lean on the heavier side, as do the prices. Local isn't cheap but we found the portions reasonable and the food really quite good. Everything was fresh and authentic so you DO get what you pay for. Breads from the next door bakery... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Went here for dinner on a Saturday night. I have been here two years prior and enjoyed the food. This time I did not. The pork crackling was fatty and too crunchy. We also ordered the wings - which were very spicy and almost inedible. The Mediterranean plate was the only good thing we had here. Most of the items... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband and I decided to go to Armsby Abbey on a Saturday evening of Labor Day weekend. We thought we were going for a drink and a cheese tray and moving on for dinner. Not to be! We sat at the bar and were given menus immediately by one of the two very helpful bartenders. After perusing the varied... More

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Rome, Maine
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I've been to the Armsby a few times, just for drinks. Very extensive beer menu and creative drinks. Some drinks have flower and unique things in them. All very tasty. I especially like their humus appetizer. Simply but delicious. Small place, fills up quickly. Great service. Had dinner there last night. Eclectic menu with owed bine marrow on it. Hard... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very delicious slow cooked food. The Mac and cheese sets a new bar as far as tastiness, you will never have a better mac and cheese anywhere. Serving sizes are a bit on the small size. Wide selection of micro brews with a knowledgable staff who can steer you in the right direction in regards to beer choices based on... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went during restaurant week and had their special. Starting with the great- the service was wonderful, very attentive and knowledgeable and responsive. We were also impressed with the taste of the food and great beer selection. Moving to the not as positive- the portions were incredibly small. I am a very petite 5 foot tall woman and I was... More

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